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Capitol Hill Holiday Gift Guide

Capitol Hill Neighborhood has a variety of retail stores that offer the best gifts for everyone on your list!

Books, Games & Gifts

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Capitol Hill Books
For the bookworm in your life, check out Capitol Hill Books. This used bookstore has three floors of quality used books, first editions and rare books. The brick-and-mortar store is open by appointment only but you can browse an even larger selection online. 

A special bottle of wine always makes a wonderful gift for the holidays. Check out DCanter's selection of artisanal wines made by small producers who practice sustainable, organic, and biodynamic winemaking. Shop online, get assistance from a wine concierge, or visit the wine boutique.

East City Bookshop
East City Bookshop has something for every reading level. They also have a selection of toys, gifts, art supplies, and bookish items that will make gift giving a whole lot easier. Currently, you may place an order online through the website or purchase a gift card to use in the future.

Fairy Godmother
Books, toys, and a one stop shop for all the children on your list! To learn more about their offerings, stop by the story or call 202-547-5474 to place orders or do a consultation. Leave a voicemail anytime, or email

Groovy DC
Looking for a gift for someone who has everything? Check out Groovy for unique cards and presents you won't find anywhere else!  From greeting cards, boxed stationery, journals, local souvenir items, and more. When you find that special gift, Groovy DC will have everything you need to wrap it up in beautiful papers, tissues, bags and ribbons!

Howl to the Chief
A one-stop-shop for all the pets in your life! From natural and holistic pet food, to hilarious squeaky toys and stocking stuffers for your furry friend. Visit in-store or order online for pick-up. 

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles
Not your average game store, Labyrinth features a wide variety of specialty games, puzzles, mazes and more. The store is open for limited-in store shopping and offer pickup for orders placed online or by phone, as well as shipping anywhere in the US.


Home Decor, Improvement & Garden

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Capitol Hill Frame and Photo
Locally owned and operated on the Hill, at Capitol Hill Frame and Photo, they are happy to be the ones that help you remember the important moments in life. Their services are extensive, including everything from custom framing to professional photo printing of all sizes.

Fragers Hardware
While a hardware store may not be your first thought when it comes to gift giving, think again! The retail store is loaded with home improvement essentials and "Foliage by Fragers", a boutique plant store, that has every holiday decoration you need. 

Frame of Mine
Frame of Mine has been framing memories since 1982! The average Frame of Mine staffer has 10+ years of art & framing experience and also has an art degree. So expert advice on the best framing approach is always there… and free! The store is open by appointment only. 

Ginkgo Gardens
Have a plant lover in your life? Ginkgo Gardens offers high quality plants, flowers, and garden products. Ginkgo's distinguishes itself by offering friendly services as well as distinctive statuary, ornamentation, and accessories not easily found elsewhere.  The full service garden center uniquely oriented to the urban gardener. Let Ginkgo Gardens help you give the gift of gardening!

Hill's Kitchen
Hill’s Kitchen is an independent gourmet kitchenware store with the philosophy of offering everything for the cook in a lively, homelike store atmosphere with knowledgeable staff and extraordinary service. Every product is carefully selected and characterized by excellent design and the highest available quality.

Newman Gallery and Custom Frames
Newman's Custom Frames is committed to high quality design and preservation framing. Whether framing a single photograph or print for a one-time customer, or a 40 frame exhibit of priceless artifacts for the Smithsonian Institution, their quality and attention to detail are consistent. Check out their online gallery to find the perfect artistic gift.

Woven History & Silk Road
Two Treasures, One Gate through which one enters this Shop of Unity that offers an exceptionally rich and ever-expanding gallery of weavings, textiles, gift items, antiques, furniture and collectibles from along the Silk Road, the oldest-known trade road. There is currently a limited supply of highly fashionable and colorful Turkish Kilim bags that make the perfect gift. You can order through Instagram chat or buy in store.


Formal, Everyday & Athletic Apparel

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Bitter Grace Boutique
Know someone who feels like they never have anything to wear? Bitter Grace has a collection of thoughtfully hand-selected sophisticated, timeless, and everyday pieces that are scrutinized to meet their high standards for style, fit, and quality materials. And as a bonus, 10% of each sale goes toward Doorways, an organization that fosters an environment that helps women and families achieve better lives.

Boutique on the Hill
A quaint store with unique style, whether you are looking to gift a nice dress for an occasion, an every day purse or a cute pair of earrings, the "Boutique" is ready to assist you. Come and visit the "Boutique" and experience the joy of shopping and the expertise of fashion by their lovely staff. 

Clothes Encounters
Clothes Encounters sells one-of-a-kind, luxury women’s clothing and accessories. The brands range from Maison Margiela and Gucci to Eileen Fisher and St. John. We love Tiffany and Alexis Bittar, J Crew, Diane Von Furstenberg, and many more. This is the place to purchase a one-of-a-kind piece you’ll never find anywhere else.

Summit to Soul
For the athlete in your life, Summit to Soul is a local athleisure boutique featuring a curated collection of responsibly-sourced athletic apparel and accessories that tell a story and will take you everywhere from the mat to the mountain. Shop their holiday gift guide online for inspiration! 


Delicious Gift Card Opportunities 

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Capitol Hill Neighborhood has a variety of local restaurants with tastes from cuisines all around the world. A gift card to one of these incredible restaurants is a great gift from every occasion! 

Check out our restaurants